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Job #: R-00063010
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos has an exciting opening for an AWS Cloud-Technical Leader in the beautiful Patriots Plaza area in Washington, DC!

You must have a minimum of an active TS clearance and be interested in upgrading your clearance to the TS/SCI Polygraph level. This role comes with added benefits that will definitely make your life sweeter!

Our program provides full lifecycle Agile Software Development and O&M for our systems and works to develop and maintain a translation workflow tool to facilitate linguistics for the Intelligence Community.

The Technical Lead will work daily with the Program Manager, Customer and contracting teammates advising on program schedules, milestones, planning and stakeholder engagement as well as validating and developing technical implementation, execution and other program necessities. Additionally, the successful Technical Lead will be hands on researching, building and developing innovative improvements for our system.

The Technical Lead will provide hands on interaction and direction with the entire team determining and prioritizing program objectives both present and future. The On-site Technical Lead will coordinate the O&M cycle with the schedule of activities on-site for efficient deployment of upgrades and modifications. The position enacts the protocols prescribed by the software engineering methodology into the physical and virtual workplace environments. The position will also lead the cloud migration and development of new cloud environments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide technical direction and leadership to a team of Software Developers, Testers, System Administrators, and Database Administrator

  • Develop tasks for Cloud Migration and Cloud Enhancement implementing cloud tools to increase value and stability for the customer

  • Provides strong technical direction and leadership to both operations team and development team

  • Perform engineering studies and prototype for future system and architecture enhancements

  • Provide the following engineering practices for the language translation workflow tool:

    • Formulate systems or subsystems architecture and design

    • Formulate systems or subsystems requirements

    • Develop systems or subsystems

    • Direct integration of tools / technologies / systems

  • Manage Agile software development cycles

  • Provide strategic vision from a technical and execution perspective adding value to the customer

  • Work side by side with the PM to influence, shape and execute customer priorities

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters Degree with 10+ years of prior relevant experience (in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, System Administration, Cyber Security)

  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance, and be open and clearable to the TS/SCI Polygraph clearance level

  • Eight or more years of experience performing highly complex software engineering activities using "state-of-the-art" software engineering concepts and software techniques

  • Certified Amazon Web Services Certified Associate

  • Strong demonstrated working experience in both software development and operations management

  • Self-starter with the ability to tackle ambiguous tasks and shape the team to execute contract requirements

  • Experience with migration and operation of systems to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment

  • Agile software development experience

  • A professional background in Systems Engineering / Cloud Architecture / Software Development

  • Experience with Cloud Computing Technologies/Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Strong communication skills

  • Can work independently of direct supervision

  • Ability working and engaging the customer almost daily

  • Experience architecting systems in AWS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of government cloud systems and architecture on all enclaves

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience migrating systems to the cloud

  • Experience with Agile Software Development

  • Experience with Oracle Databases

  • SAFe Scaled Agilist Certification

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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